Boat Accident & Personal Injury Attorneys in Uptown, Minneapolis
Minnesota is the place for boating and enjoying the outdoors. With more than 15,000 lakes, Minnesotans spend a lot of their time on boats and other watercraft during the summer season. These lakes belong to everyone, creating a lot of water traffic and increasing the risk for serious boating injuries.
In 2017, there were 92 reported non-fatal boating accidents within the state of Minnesota. A total of 12 fatal accidents occurred as a result of watercraft use. While enjoying your time on the water, it’s important to stay safe and to be prepared should an accident occur.
If you’ve experienced a boat accident, Brazil Law Group is here to help.
Why Do Boat Accidents Occur?
Boat accidents happen because of many factors. Some of these factors include:
- Distracted boat operators: Operators should stay vigilant at all times and monitor their watercraft, conditions and Lack of alertness is a hazard that can result in injury and damage.
- Operator inexperience: Some boating accidents happen due to lack of knowledge about navigation and the proper use of boats and watercraft.
- Operator impairment: Operators who are under the influence of alcohol or other substances can cause boating accidents to occur.
- Faulty equipment: Accidents often occur due to lack of proper boat maintenance and equipment that malfunctions on the water.
If an accident occurs when operating a boat, jet ski or other watercraft, seek medical assistance first to determine injuries sustained and to have them documented. If you’ve experienced injury, Brazil Law Group can take it from there.
Boat Accident Partner Experienced in Law and Insurance
At Brazil Law Group, we’re committed to providing expert legal counsel no matter your claim. When it comes to boating accidents, you’ll want a lawyer who is also experienced in the insurance process. Whether you’re involved in a personal injury claim or have been hurt on the job, we put our experience to work.
The last thing I wanted to deal with after my accident was the legal aspect. I was emotionally distraught, in physical pain and confused about how to handle the situation. Luckily with Danmy health and healing could remain my focus while he walked me through the legal processes involved in the accident. He listened to my concerns and needs and made sure that I knew all of the options that were available to me.
S.P., Minneapolis, MN
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